Here are the things you cannot change: the weather, the economy, politics, taxes, what your customers want, what your boss expects, what your family needs, what your parents did or did not do for you, how much wealth you were born with….
How much time do people spend fretting about the things they cannot change? How many times do you see people use these things they cannot control or change as excuses for why they do not succeed? How often have you done the same thing?
Unless you are a remarkably unique individual you do blame external circumstances beyond your control for your success or failure. It seems to almost be human nature.
It is also futile. It is supremely futile. You can complain and fret and stress over all the things in your life you cannot control and all that effort will gain you nothing. It is a powerful lesson to learn and a difficult one to genuinely accept.
Once you do accept that however, and once you recognize that there is only one thing you do control and only one thing you can change – and that is You. That is an equally powerful thing do learn and to apply in life.
Once you have internalized that reality you can begin the process of improving you. You can learn more skills. You can learn from others’ successes and failures and let those lessons guide you.
Whether you are an employee, an employer, a producer or a service provider, it matters not. Whatever you do for others for compensation is what must be improved. The best way to improve your service to others is to improve who you are and what you can deliver to the world. The better you are at what you do the more your services are worth. The more your services are worth, the more you will earn.
“You can have anything you WANT in life if you will help enough other people get what they WANT!” – Zig Ziglar
Stop focusing on the things you cannot change. Focus on what you can change. Focus on yourself and you build your own success.
Daniel R. Murphy
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.